MANITOBA LACROSSE COMMUNITY LOSES COACH AND LEADER
The Manitoba lacrosse community lost long time coach and leader- Chris Guimond. Norbert Fontaine, of the Ojibway Nationals Minor Lacrosse, released this statement on Facebook: It's with great sadness that we announce one of our members has passed away- Chris Guimond. Chris was a big part of minor lacrosse through years. He was a coach and like a father to alot of the kids in the community. All the bus rides and trips we made together he would always have a joke for the kids. He loved coaching the kids. He once told all he need in payment was just seeing how happy the kids were. He had a big heart when it came to the kids in the community. He is going to be greatly missed by his family and all that know him through lacrosse and work. Thank you Chris for all the years of wisdom and laughs you brought to the Lacrosse program and to all that knew you.
Chris was more than a lacrosse coach and supporter. At work he was known as a warm, outgoing, and talented guitar player. Though quiet he was known to break into a song ... if asked politely. He approached his job as an IT support person, which involved troubleshooting data management problems with quiet confidence and a smile. When you were having trouble with your computers Chris was the ideal person to assist you.
Chris was a member of the Board of the Manitoba Lacrosse Hall of Fame and Museum for 3 years. All on the Board appreciated his quiet and unflappable nature.
Chris will be missed by the Hall of Fame Board, Manitoba Lacrosse community, Ojibway Minor Lacrosse, his co-workers at the First Nations Education Resource Centre, and his family. Jessica Twoheart, a former player, captures what Chris meant to all who knew him: "Rest In Paradise Coach Chris you and your loving humour will surely be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing you".